Barbecue is an American tradition that reveals as much about those who make as it does about the location where it is made. These twelve photos will introduce you to some of the places we’ve been and people we’ve met so far.

Normally when we find a barbecue place that we like it’s in a hard to reach small town. Then we rave about these meals to our friends, which often leaves them feeling envious. Fortunately, our College Point Crawls now allow us to bring our friends to a not so far-flung barbecue find.